MARCEL MAEYER (1920 - 2018)
Before he gained recognition as a painter, Marcel Maeyer was an art history professor at the university of Ghent. His motive, which is the analysis of the actual process of painting, has encouraged him to seek the best pictorial qualities. Marcel Maeyer is part of the hyperrealist movement. The work of art is characterised by close-ups, unexpected cuts and a suggestion of the whole through the representation of striking detail. This is why Marcel Maeyer expresses himself in different disciplines: painting, drawing, sculpture and installations. He is particularly interested in the serial development of a theme. According to the artist, this is the only way to study a given problem in a systematic and thorough way. Maeyer accompanies his works of art with artistic commentaries and critiques in order to provide the observer with a large range of elements to enable him or her to weave a story around the work.